Fresh herbs make a big difference in this stew. Chives or dill may be substituted for lovage.
Fry salt pork in Dutch oven until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Saute onion and garlic in fat until tender. Add stock, tomato paste, and lovage. Stir until smooth. Add potatoes, cover, and simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper. If desired, garnish with reserved salt pork.